After School Clubs are led by faculty or specialists offering a variety of topics from art, drama, African drumming and astonomy to knitting, cooking, jewelry making and many more.  All clubs begin after 3:00 pm dismissal.  Prior to each session, an information bulletin is emailed to families to assist in making selections.  Registration is based on a first come/first serve basis.

Winter 2018 After School Clubs

Announcing the new line-up of Winter After School Clubs!  Don’t wait to sign-up for clubs, contact Betsy at 860-283-5920 or by e-mail at bjohnson@litchfieldmontessori.org.  After the new year, the business office will send you an invoice (once clubs begin).  Snacks and materials are provided.

Studio Art Club
Monday, January 8th, 22nd, 29th, February 5th, 12th, 26th  

Our art teacher, Sarah Kushwara, is offering a studio art club where children can explore their own personal expression, experiment with new techniques, and have fun while tapping into their creativity! 
 
Students will use a variety of materials and learn techniques in both 2D and 3D art forms. This class focuses on watercolor techniques, but it will also include mixed media painting techniques and charcoal.
 
Students will experiment with tone and learn the following techniques: blotting, wet-into-wet, splatter painting, color mixing, making a value scale, understanding basics of the color wheel, laying a flatwash, etc. Some of our special projects will include 3-D papier-mâché mask-making and painting dragons in styles from all over the world. 

Who: All Elementary Students
When: Wednesday 3:20-4:30
Cost: $135

Hip Hop Dance
Tuesday January 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, February 6th, 13th

Let the fun continue! The Fall Hip Hop class was a bit hit and we hope to keep our enthusiastic young dancers bopping.

Rocco Liscio is an experienced instructor who has worked with folks from 3 to 60 years and beyond.  Rocco began his training at age 12 and has been studying jazz, tap and hip hop ever since. He teaches in various studios and also gives private lessons. Rocco loves working with children of this age because they are fearless and have a wonderful outlook on movement.  Their imagination makes the movements so true.  All music and choreography are age appropriate.

Who: All Elementary Students
When: Tuesday 3:30-4:40
Cost: $135

Junior Abundant Circle
Wednesday January 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st, February 7th, 14th

Join Monika Geerling for the Joy of Handcrafting.  Children enjoy opportunities where they can creatively bring an idea to life while applying patience and skill.  The ancient art of handcrafting allows children to fully engage in the creative process.  In the Abundant Circle, children explore the beauty of felting, sewing and beading.  They create handcrafts that are unique.  In addition, children work with the technique of drawing, painting and collage as they give life to their creative expression

Who: Children’s House, ages 4 – 5 years
When: Tuesday 3:20-4:00
Cost: $135

Handcrafted Jewelry Design
Thursday, January 11th, 18th, 25th, February 1st, 8th, 15th

Local jewelry designer and alumni parent, Steinen Hurtado, is offering a Jewelry making class for Elementary students, third through sixth years.  Your child will make beautiful necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and pins while learning the fundamentals of jewelry making including: beading, forming and linking.  We will use hammers, bench blocks, quality beads and metals and a healthy dose of creativity to handcraft true works of art. Learn more about Steinen here: http://www.steinenjewelry.com/artist/

Who: Third – Sixth year Elementary students
When: Thursday 3:20-4:30
Cost: $150 plus $40 for materials
Minimum of 5 students and maximum of 8 students